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Displaying 331 - 348 of 348 • Fri 2009 Jun 26, 10:48am

Soraya, a woman brutally slain because her husband wanted to marry a 14-year-old girl, refers to herself as an inconvenient wife in the shattering and powerful drama The Stoning of Soraya M. • Thu 2009 Jun 25, 10:24pm

Okla FlagA witness to the killing of an Oklahoma woman who tried to back out of a Ku Klux Klan initiation was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for her role in the case. • Thu 2009 Jun 25, 10:02am

Police believe they may have found the van involved in a drive-by shooting that stole the life of a 9-year-old girl who was washing her dog and injured three others in the South Side's Hamilton Park neighborhood. • Mon 2009 Jun 22, 7:18pm

In the first presidential address in 136 years to a joint session of France's two houses of parliament... President Nicolas Sarkozy... "The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement—I want to say it solemnly.... It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic...." • Wed 2009 Jun 17, 4:14pm

Saudi Arabia's interior minister signalled his backing for the kingdom's controversial morality police this week, saying they were on a par with the security forces.... [Other than being, you know, unjust and tyrannical...] • Sat 2009 Jun 13, 9:13pm

The son of James W. von Brunn says that he wishes it had been his father, not U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum guard Stephen T. Johns, who died in Wednesday's shooting and that von Brunn's hatred of Jews was a plague that ruined his family's life.... "...He should not be remembered as a brave man or a hero, but a coward unable to come to grips with the fact he threw his and his families lives away for an ideology that fostered sadness and anguish...." Larger-than-usual crowds have been visiting the museum since the incident... Sara Bloomfield, the museum's director, said, "People are not going to be deterred...." • Fri 2009 Jun 12, 1:12pm

The security guards who returned fire when a white supremacist allegedly gunned down their colleague at the Holocaust museum Wednesday were a recently retired D.C. police officer and a former Marine, both of whom had worked at the museum only a few weeks.... Von Brunn was struck once in the face and remains in critical condition... • Thu 2009 Jun 11, 10:39pm

A woman and three children were killed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when a suspected robber fleeing in a car jumped a curb and struck them, police said Thursday.... He literally cut a tree in half..." • Wed 2009 Jun 10, 7:16pm

Museum officials identified the guard as 39-year-old Stephen T. Johns of Temple Hills, Md. Johns, a special police officer, was a six-year veteran of the museum... suspect, 88-year-old James W. von Brunn... Holocaust denier.... • Tue 2009 May 5, 1:57pm

A man was stoned to death in Iran for adultery but the woman involved in the case repented, the judiciary said on Tuesday, suggesting her life was spared. The Islamic Republic has been heavily criticized by the European Union, rights groups and the United Nations for stoning convicted criminals and there are official Iranian recommendations the practice should not occur. • Thu 2009 Apr 30, 3:02pm

'I will give £5 to anyone in Britain who wants to live under Sharia law,' he declares. 'It will help pay for their ticket to Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, or wherever it is customary to live under Sharia law. 'Please, please go and leave us alone. This is Britain, not 10th century Arabia!' • Mon 2009 Apr 27, 7:24pm

President Karzai bowed to international pressure yesterday by promising to amend a new law condoning marital rape and child marriage that provoked violent clashes in the Afghan capital. The Shia Family Law, signed by the Afghan President last month, appeared to reintroduce the draconian policies of the Taleban era, such as a ban on married women leaving their homes without their husbands' permission. The law applies to the 15 per cent of Afghans who are Shia Muslims. • Thu 2009 Apr 16, 5:21pm

Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan says some of the men who sit in the Afghan parliament are furious that a controversial new law stifling the rights of women was passed without their input. As Canadians question the human cost of a military mission in a country where rights often seem to be regressing, Ron Hoffman says he is encouraged by the outpouring of frustration he heard during a meeting this week with local politicians in Kabul. • Mon 2009 Apr 6, 10:52pm

A controversial law condoning marital rape and reintroducing Taleban-era rules for Afghan women has been shelved after an outcry in the West. The Afghan Foreign Ministry said that the law had not been enacted, while Justice Ministry officials said that its contents might be reconsidered. The legislation was put on hold pending a review • Mon 2009 Apr 6, 8:58pm

A 41-year-old Somali woman has been kicked off a bus more than once in Denmark for refusing to bare her face to the bus driver. The case echoes a similar problem last month in Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city. • Mon 2009 Apr 6, 3:11pm

ObamaBarack Obama, making his first visit to a Muslim nation as president, declared Monday the United States "is not and will never be at war with Islam." [Even if Islam is at war with the United States? Or is Obama at war with the United States?] • Mon 2009 Mar 9, 11:50pm

A 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives